Service Organization (SO) for Fukru, Ghuguti, Sakcha and Rugardada Schemes for Implementation Phase in Rukum (Completed December 2011)

Start Date: December 2010

End Date: December 2011

Location: Fukru, Ghuguti, Sakcha and Rugadada in Rukum District

Donor(s): Rural Water Supply Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB)

Budget: NRs. 7,575,437.00 (US$ 89,123.54)

This project involved the construction of water supply structures such as a reservoir tank, interruption chamber, break pressure tank, wash out, and tap stand post. So as to achieve permanent latrine construction, there was also the implementation of a Sanitation Resolving Loan Fund (SRLF).

Additional community-based roles – including a Village Maintenance Worker (VMW), a Village Health Promoter (VHP), and a Water Users Committee (WUC) Treasurer – were put in place so as to ensure increased efficiency. In order to increase accountability, training was also provided to the above designations. IDS Nepal ensured gender equality by initiating a Women’s Technical Support Service and providing them training for a savings and credit program as well as a income generation program. A total of 421 households (Dalit: 166 HHs, Indigenous: 103 HHs, Others: 152 HHs), totaling 2538 people, have benefitted from the project.